Ah that makes sense. I'm not sure there would be a HUGE market for the car but as someone else has mentioned keeping it 2WD would be fine!The decision probably hinges on the 4WD conundrum that someone was chatting about the other week. The cost of making a RHD version (i think).
Image quality is shocking when resized for this forum links below.Some spec details in the below pics from the brochure.
Looks like 3 versions apart from the quadrifoglio. Standard, Super & Speciale.
Prices are not going to be the same, Brexit has seen to that. So they may well be out of a lot of people's price range.1- I bloody well hope so. I have heard that it will but ARUK claim not to know.
2- it's a good question. Surely they can't leave a gaping hole between a 200BHP petrol and the QV? If they are wanting to take the fight to the BMWs and Audis of this world- they will need the Veloce to do it. The decision probably hinges on the 4WD conundrum that someone was chatting about the other week. The cost of making a RHD version (i think).
I just hope they do or it's a slightly dull S3 for me in the next 18 months.
The Veloce was announced in Paris a good 9 months after the original mainland Europe launch - I think we will see something similar here so maybe October next year.At the Glasgow Giulia event, I asked the guy from ARUK about the 280hp version, at the time the Veloce hadn't been announced yet, so I just called it the 280hp petrol.
He said he had put the business case forward to Alfa Romeo head office, and was waiting now. He mentioned engineering challenges for the 280hp that would need sign off. Not sure whether that meant converting to RHD or not....I am not sure why that would be an issue at all tbh! It's the same lump as the current 2l presumably but with different turbo/intercooler/mapping or whatever?
I dont think the Veloce will arrive in UK in full i.e. 4WD etc, they don't seem to be acknowledging the existence of a market for that here. I HOPE it does as BMW bringing X Drive here shows there IS a market outwith quattro Audis etc. However, I'd happily settle for it in RWD only
If the Stelvio is also coming to UK, there surely can't be an engineering issue with 4WD and RHD.
I'll be holding out till later next year anyway, don't want to be sitting in a PCP unable to get out if the Veloce does hit.
I had the same as well as a ticking off for calling it 4WD rather than AWDThe Veloce was announced in Paris a good 9 months after the original mainland Europe launch - I think we will see something similar here so maybe October next year.
I've spoken to Alfa Romeo people three times at various events and they have all said they same thing - when or if it happens, it will be RWD. 4WD is being kept for the Stelvio.
Here is the brochure itself http://www.alfaromeo.co.uk/content/dam/alfaromeo/uk/en/form/gab/download/Alfa_Romeo_Giulia_Brochure.pdfImage quality is shocking when resized for this forum links below.
I know the feeling. I've spoken to 4 different people in a dealer and the last one, the Giulia "expert" didn't know the difference between 2 packs which can be found on the online configurator.Pure and simple. Alfa sales people in the uk seem to know nothing about the car in general or what we might be getting.
Its the blind leading the blind and I'm seriously thinking after owning 10 Alfas, can I be bothered with the Giulia and all the useless information they give you
I phoned up Alfa and was given a load of sales talk and told there was a hybrid Giulia too btw
Well, this is the "official" page, and there's plenty of Italian folk getting excited over it, and the odd American asking why they can't get one....FACEbooK is country by country and often manned by customer service folks who know very little about the strategic direction of the product portfolio IMO...